高考英语-新冠肺炎话题附答案

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高考英语 -新冠肺炎话题附答案

Step 1 Words in This Story

outbreak - n. a sudden start or increase of fighting or disease boredom - n. the state of feeling bored (tired or uninterested) convenient - adj. allowing you to do something easily or without trouble frustrating - adj. causing feelings of anger and annoyance refrain - v. to stop yourself from doing something that you want to do hygiene - n. the things that you do to keep yourself and your

surroundings clean in order to maintain good health

rhythms - n. a regular, repeated pattern of events, changes, activities, etc.

disrupt - v. to cause (something) to be unable to continue in the normal

way : to interrupt the normal progress or activity of (something)

clinic - n. a place where people get medical help

Step 2 Self-testing

Task 1 Listen and fill in the missing words.

An expression recently introduced by officials in Seoul closely describes life for many in South Korea these days: "Let's Take a Break from Social Life."

The government is working to limit 1 interaction to

help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

The outbreak in South Korea has mostly been contained to the area near the 2 city of Daegu. But, officials across the country are

not 3 . They have suggested "social distancing"

measures to help keep people away from each other.

Nearly every part of social life in South Korea has been affected. 4 are closed. Many companies are

asking their 5 to work from home. Christian religious

centers are holding their services over YouTube. And South Korea's soccer league 6 the start of the season.

In Seoul, the capital city and home to half the country's population, life goes on 7 -- only much more quietly. With many

people staying home, Seoul's infamously crowded streets now flow 8 . Although people still use public transportation,

many buses and trains are much less crowded. Noisy protests, which are common in Seoul, are now almost non-existent.

Isolated, anxious

As the 9 in the country continues, many South Koreans

are not only trying to prevent the disease, but also fight

off 10 .

"There is no more social life," said Rosa Lee, who lives in Seoul. "I'm

working at home right now...not meeting anybody."

Park Sun-kyung 11 work from home after someone in

her office building in central Seoul was confirmed to have the new

coronavirus. "It's not very convenient - I need to be online all day," she

said. "I'm an 12 person...It is really frustrating to stay

home and not meet with people."

Social distancing

All around the city, a marketing campaign urges people

to 13 a two-week social distancing effort to halt the

spread of the virus.

"Hold on! Let's Take a Break From Social Life," one sign at a bus stop reads.

Recommended steps include:

"Refrain from going outdoors and avoid 14 with

others."

"Keep in touch with people by using social media

measures 15 meeting them personally."

"Keep your personal hygiene by washing your hands and wearing a mask 16 ."

Such policies are not officially required, unlike in China, which forcibly locked down tens of millions of people to 17 .

Mental health impact

However, being separated this way could affect

people 18 and physically, public health experts warn.

Jung Doo-young is with the UNIST Healthcare Center in Ulsan, about 300 kilometers from Seoul. Jung said, "If people are not active while 19 , the body's natural rhythms could become

disrupted."

The effects could be worse for people with existing 20

issues, such as anxiety or depression, said Kim Yoon-seok of Seoul's Margeun mental health treatment center.

To help 21 possible problems, Seoul has set up a

COVID-19 support group. COVID-19 describes the

disease 22 the virus. The group offers advice and

information for dealing with coronavirus-related stress.

I'm Ashley Thompson.

Task 2 Words in This Story

- n. a sudden start or increase of fighting or disease

- n. the state of feeling bored (tired or uninterested)

- adj. allowing you to do something easily or without trouble

- adj. causing feelings of anger and annoyance

- v. to stop yourself from doing something that you want to

do

- n. the things that you do to keep yourself and your

surroundings clean in order to maintain good health

- n. a regular, repeated pattern of events, changes, activities, etc.

- v. to cause (something) to be unable to continue in the

normal way : to interrupt the normal progress or activity of (something)

- n. a place where people get medical help

答案

Task 1 Listen and fill in the missing words.

An expression recently introduced by officials in Seoul closely describes life for many in South Korea these days: "Let's Take a Break from Social Life."

The government is working to limit 1 face-to-face interaction to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

The outbreak in South Korea has mostly been contained to the area near the 2 southeastern city of Daegu. But, officials across the country are not 3 taking any chances. They have suggested "social distancing" measures to help keep people away from each other.

Nearly every part of social life in South Korea has been affected. 4 Schools and universities are closed. Many companies are asking their 5 employees to work from home. Christian religious centers are holding their services over YouTube. And South Korea's soccer league 6 has delayed the start of the season.

In Seoul, the capital city and home to half the country's population, life goes on 7 as usual -- only much more quietly. With many people staying home, Seoul's infamously crowded streets now flow 8 much faster. Although people still use public transportation, many buses and trains are much less crowded. Noisy protests, which are common in Seoul, are now almost non-existent.

Isolated, anxious

As the 9 outbreak in the country continues, many South Koreans are not only trying to prevent the disease, but also fight off 10 boredom.

"There is no more social life," said Rosa Lee, who lives in Seoul. "I'm working at home right now...not meeting anybody."

Park Sun-kyung 11 was forced to work from home after someone in her office building in central Seoul was confirmed to have the new coronavirus. "It's not very convenient - I need to be online all day," she said. "I'm an 12 outgoingperson...It is really frustrating to stay home and not meet with people."

Social distancing

All around the city, a marketing campaign urges people to 13 take part in a two-week social distancing effort to halt the spread of the virus.

"Hold on! Let's Take a Break From Social Life," one sign at a bus stop reads.

Recommended steps include:

"Refrain from going outdoors and avoid 14 physical contact with others."

"Keep in touch with people by using social media measures 15 instead ofmeeting them personally."

"Keep your personal hygiene by washing your hands and wearing a mask 16 at all times."

Such policies are not officially required, unlike in China, which forcibly locked down tens of millions of people to 17 contain the spread.

Mental health impact

However, being separated this way could affect people 18 emotionally and physically, public health experts warn.

Jung Doo-young is with the UNIST Healthcare Center in Ulsan, about 300 kilometers from Seoul. Jung said, "If people are not active while 19 staying inside, the body's natural rhythms could become disrupted."

The effects could be worse for people with existing 20 mental

health issues, such as anxiety or depression, said Kim Yoon-seok of

Seoul's Margeun mental health treatment center.

To help 21 deal with possible problems, Seoul has set up a COVID-19

support group. COVID-19 describes the disease 22 resulting from the

virus. The group offers advice and information for dealing with coronavirus-related stress.

I'm Ashley Thompson.

Task 2 Words in This Story

outbreak - n. a sudden start or increase of fighting or disease boredom - n. the state of feeling bored (tired or uninterested) convenient - adj. allowing you to do something easily or without trouble frustrating - adj. causing feelings of anger and annoyance refrain - v. to stop yourself from doing something that you want to do hygiene - n. the things that you do to keep yourself and your

surroundings clean in order to maintain good health

rhythms - n. a regular, repeated pattern of events, changes, activities, etc.

disrupt - v. to cause (something) to be unable to continue in the normal way : to interrupt the normal progress or activity of (something) clinic - n. a place where people get medical help

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